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PIX: Vidya Balan gets bold in Dirty Picture

Last updated on: August 30, 2011 17:29 IST

PIX: Vidya Balan gets bold in Dirty Picture

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Hitesh Harisinghani in Mumbai

I think I have never enjoyed being a woman more than in Dirty Picture," says Vidya Balan, who plays the role of the sex symbol Silk Smitha in the film. Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor play the three men in her life.

At the launch of The Dirty Picture trailer at Gaiety, Bandra, a suburban theatre in Mumbai, Vidya was asked how difficult it was to handle three men from different age groups off-screen and on. "Sone pe suhagaa, ek se mera kya hoga," (It's even better, one man is not enough for me) she replied laughing.


Image: Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture

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'Now I don't get that nervous in front of Naseersaab'

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"I have worked with Naseersaab before and it is an honour working with him. Now I don't get that nervous in front of him. He is so encouraging without being blatant about it," she said.
 
She wasn't sure what it would be like working with Emraan, a man of few words. "I did wonder what working with Emraan would be like, but it turned out to be great fun. Initially, I thought he doesn't talk much or laugh much, but now it's different. After knowing him, I know his mouth never shuts."

Image: Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah in a scene from The Dirty Picture

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'I knew that it would not look vulgar and sleazy'

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Asked about her comfort level while playing Silk Smitha, she said, "I knew I was in very able hands and I also knew that it would not look vulgar and sleazy, I completely trusted the team."
 
Wouldn't people think she was a soft porn artist after this film? "I am an actor and I am just playing the character of Silk and I don't think that tag would get attached to me, but I hope that it will add shade to me as an actor," she replied.

Image: Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture

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'I always thought that I have played the most wicked and dirty roles on screen'

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Giving his take on the subject, Emraan Hasmi said, "I always thought that I have played the most wicked and dirty roles on screen, but I think in this film, Vidya just took it away from me."

Image: Emraan Hashmi in The Dirty Picture

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'I think I will be nervous shooting the remaining schedule of the movie'

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Tusshar Kapoor, who was also present at the launch, said that while filming the movie he was very comfortable, but after watching the trailer, "I think I will be nervous shooting the remaining schedule of the movie as the expectations from the film have just increased after the promo launch."

Image: Tusshar Kapoor in The Dirty Picture

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'Naseerbhai is younger at heart than Emraan and me'

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Emraan predicts that the movie will be a huge hit. "It has all the three ingredients needed to do well at the box office: entertainment, entertainment and entertainment."
 
He found it "scary and intimidating" to work with Naseeruddin Shah, but Tusshar said, "Naseerbhai is younger at heart than Emraan and me."

Image: Launch of the first look of The Dirty Picture
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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